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Harvey Mackay: Career Advice From the Masters

Monday, April 8th, 2013

I get a weekly email from Harvey Mackay. I thought I would share this one that I found in my inbox (it’s from January): Napoleon Hill, one of my favorite authors, devoted twenty years of his life to study what made people successful. His mentor, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, helped Hill by giving him introductions […]

Six Benefits of Starting at the Bottom

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Saw this article on MSN this morning: 6 Benefits of a Bottom-Rung Job According the author, Paul Facella, there are six benefits to starting in a low-level job: 1. Teaches you the ropes. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a manager who doesn’t know what things are like down in the trenches. I realize […]

What Are Your Thoughts on This Cashier’s Thoughts?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Check out this comment that was left on the post “Rude Customers” from last year (I did not edit the comment): I agree with Sarah about her feelings for people after cashiering for over 5 years. At this point, I could care less about losing my job after dealing with so many rude customers. It […]

Career Advice From an AFM Reader

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

My post, Should This Guy Go Back to School?, received quite a few comments. I would like to highlight one of the comments by giving it its own post. The comment came from a guy named Brian Hollar, who authors the blog, Thinking on the Margin. Here’s his comment: I am the same age as […]

We’re ALL Self-Employed!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Have you ever wondered why good customer service is hard to find? I have! Everytime I go into a store, the first thing I notice is how crappy customer service has become. I would say that nine times out of ten, my customer service experience is subpar. Why? Why are so many employees just showing […]